55th Annual Gaylord Alpenfest

Arts and Entertainment

June 19, 2019

From: Gaylord Alpenfest

Schedule:
Sunday July 7,2019:
8:00 am Alpenfest Street Sweep -  Everyone Is Invited To Bring A Broom, Meet Downtown, And Spruce Up The Streets For Alpenfest!  The Area To Be Swept Is From North Center Ave To The Railroad Tracks.

Tuesday July 9,2019:
12:00 pm Honors Luncheon - Alpenfest Honors Luncheon At Otsego Club With Special Music By The Gaylord Youth Orchestra Under The Direction Of Wayne Wyrembelski.  Tickets Must Be Purchased In Advance At The Gaylord Chamber Of Commerce, 319 W. Main St.

12:00 pm Where’s Waldo? - All Around Downtown Gaylord, That’s Where!  Meet At The Art Tent For Waldo Crafts And Activities And Learn How To Join The Hunt. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By Saturn Book Sellers.

1:30 - 3:00 pm Vision/Dream Board Workshop - Make A Collage Of Images And Words To Inspire You To Achieve Your Dreams And Goals Under The Art Tent With Linda Durant.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By The Holistic Spa.

3:30 - 5:30 pm Window Planter Box Workshop- Designed For Children With Step By Step Instructions By A Lowe’s Expert, Build Your Own Window Planter Box. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin. Sponsored By Lowe’s.

5:00 pm Wurst Wagon - Delicious Hot Dogs And Chips Are Sponsored And Served Up Hot and Fresh By Our Finest Michigan State Police Officers.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin Under The Pavilion.

5:00 - 7:00 pm Child Fingerprint Identification - The Michigan State Police Are Offering A Free Cd With A Photo, Fingerprint, And Voice Recognition Of Your Child Under The Art Tent.  Sponsored By Awakon Federal Credit Union.

6:00 pm Official Opening Of Alpenfest 2019 - Willkommen By Mayor John Jenkins, National Anthem, Alphorn Salute By Nancy Fako, And Introduction Of Der Buergermeister, Parade Marshall, Honored Industry, Dar, Pontresina, And Unsung Hero Awards, Pin Design Winners, And The 2018 Alpenfest Queen On The Alpenfest Main Stage.

6:00 - 7:00 pm Poi Workshop - Learn The New Zealand Flow Art Of Swinging Tethered Weights Through A Variety Of Rhythmical And Geometric Patterns Led By Chad Willey.  This Is A Great Fun And Low Impact Exercise For All Ages Under The Art Tent. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin. Sponsored By Meowz Family Flow Arts.

7:00 pm Main Stage Concert:  Austin French - Rising Contemporary Christian Pop Music Artist From Georgia Has Competed On Abc’s Rising Star And Nbc’s The Voice. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By Promise Fm And Johnson Oil.

7:30 pm Lampion Making - Make Your Lampion For The Burning Of The Boogg Parade.  Bring A Flashlight To The Art Tent And We’ll Supply The Rest.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin. Sponsored By The Girl Scouts Of Otsego County.

8:00 pm Main Stage Concert:  Rhett Walker Band - Grammy Nominated Southern Christian Rock Band From Nashville, Tennessee Have Played At The Grand Ole Opry, Toured With Newsboys And Mercy Me.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By Promise Fm And Johnson Oil.

9:30 pm Burning Of The Boogg - Put Your Troubles On Paper, Slip Them Inside The Boogg And Watch Them Go Up In Smoke!  Trouble Slips Are Located At The Base Of The Boogg Under The Pavilion And Gathered Throughout The Evening.  Lampion Parade Precedes The Lighting Celebration On The Corner Of First And Center Street.  Fire Dancers Provided By Meowz Family Flow Arts Will Also Join The Festivities!

Wednesday July 10,2019:
8:30 - 9:30 am Kids Yoga - Meet At The Art Tent To Work On Strength, Flexibility And Coordination With amy Mertz. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin. Sponsored By Yoga-45.

8:30 am Costume Judging - In The Family Fare Parking Lot Prior To The Walking Parade.  Categories Are Best Dressed Family, Individual, And Child.  Winners To Be Announced At The World’s Largest Coffee Break.

9:00 am Alpenfest Walking Parade - Join The Gaylord Alpine Band Led By Gary Waldo And Come Dressed In Your Finest Swiss Alpenfest Attire For The Annual Walking Parade!  Parade Originates At Family Fare, Walks Down Main Street, And Ends At The Pavilion.

9:00 am Gaylord Alpine Band - Sit Back And Enjoy The Musical Talent Of The Gaylord Alpine Band Playing Under The Pavilion During The World’s Largest Coffee Break This Morning.

9:30 am Die Groeste Kaffepause - “The World’s Largest Coffee Break” Everyone Is Welcome To Enjoy Coffee, Donuts, And Milk Free With Your Alpenfest Pin Under The Pavilion.  Donuts Sponsored By Family Fare, Coffee Sponsored By Lady Latte, And Served By Nai Reliable Connectivity Solutions.

9:45 - 10:15 am Story Time - Gaylord Native And Children’s Author Patrick Enders Reads His Published Children’s Book, “A Typically Random Extraordinary Day”, Under The Art Tent.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin. Sponsored By Saturn Booksellers.

10:00 am Otsego County Park - Free Day Use With Your Alpenfest Pin Today Located At 1657 County Park Rd.

10:00 am - 1 pm Bubble Art Demonstration - Join Your Friends From Studio 45 To Create Your Own Bubble Art Card.  Free With Alpenfest Pin In The Small Tent Located Beside The Art Tent.  Sponsored By Crossroads Industries.

10:00 am Ladies Ankle Contest -  The Thinnest?  The Smoothest? Prizes Awarded In Over A Dozen Categories.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin On The Pavilion Stage.  Hosted By The Gaylord Community Schools.

10:30 am Men’s Knee Contest - Who Has The Knobbiest?  Most Scarred?   Most Tan?  Prizes Awarded In Over A Dozen Categories.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin On The Pavilion Stage.  Hosted By The Gaylord Community Schools.

10:30 am Hula Hoop Contest - All Ages, Prizes Awarded, Free With Your Alpenfest Pin In The Parking Lot East Of The Pavilion. Hosted By The Gaylord Community Schools.

10:30 am - 12 pm Hula Hoop Workshop - Join Aubrey Under The Art Tent To Learn The Tricks And Techniques Of Hula Hooping. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By Meowz Family Flow Arts.

11:00 - 1:30 pm Luncheon - Sloppy Joes, Hot Fudge Sundaes, Pies And Beverages At The First United Methodist Chuch, Second St. And Center Ave. $2.50 For Sloppy Joe Plate.  Additional Charge For Desserts And Beverages.

11:00 am Bubble Gum Blowing Contest - All Ages, Prizes Awarded, Free With Your Alpenfest Pin On The Pavilion Stage. Hosted By The Gaylord Community Schools.

11:30 am Kids Goldfish Eating Contest - Prizes Awarded, Free With Your Alpenfest Pin On The Pavilion Stage. Hosted By The Gaylord Community Schools.

12:00 - 2:00 pm Pavilion Stage Concert : Jim Akans -  Local Musician, Jim Akans (Guitar And Vocals) And His Stormfront Bandmate, Tammi Harris (Violin And Vocals) Perform An Upbeat Mix Of Original Music And Summer Classics.

12:00 - 2:00 pm Tennis On The Strasse - Kids Of All Ages And Skill Levels Join The Fun And Play Tennis Against Volunteers From The Alpine Regional Tennis Association. A Court Will Be Set Up In The Main Stage Seating Area Next To The Pavilion.  All Participants Will Receive A Small Event Keepsake.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponored By Arta.

12:00 - 1:00 pm Tommy Tropic Juggling Class - Join Tommy And The Claude Shannon Juggling Club Under The Art Tent For Lessons On The Art Of Juggling And A Chance To Participate In The Art Van Grand Parade.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.

12:00 - 5:00 pm Rosco The Clown and Tommy Tropic -  Look For These Alpenfest Favorites Under The Pavilion To Entertain You With Balloon Artistry, Juggling, And Lots Of Laughs.

1:30 - 2:30 pm Kids Dance Class - Learn Some New Moves And Get Some Exercise With Carey Korson And Harmony Hughes Under The Art Tent.  Sponsored By Just Dance.

2:30 pm Alpine Bingo - Calling All Seniors…Win Prizes Free With Your Alpenfest Pin Under The Pavilion.  Sponsored And Hosted By Aspen Ridge Retirement Village.

3:00 pm Bicycle And Tricycle Parade - Meet By The Main Stage For A Parade Down The Alpenstrasse.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.

3:00 - 6:00 pm Kids Wood Building Workshop -   Meet Under The Art Tent To Assemble A Birdhouse, Bird Feeder Sailboat Or Plant Stand. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin To The First 100 Kids Aged 5 - 12 Years Old.  Sponsored By Home Depot.

5:00 pm Pulled Pork Dinner -  Enjoy A Delicious Pulled Pork Or Bbq Pork Plate With All The Fixings Under The Pavilion.  Cost Is $4 With Your Alpenfest Pin Or $8 Without Pin.  Dinner Is Sponsored By Dowker’s Meat Market, Family Fare, And Served By The Alpenfest Board Of Directors.

5:00 - 8:00 pm Pavilion Stage Concert:  Virgil Baker And The Just 4 Fun Band - As The Name Implies, The Band Loves To Make Music And Entertain. Including Everything From Swing To Country To 50's - 60's Rock And Roll, It Has Developed A Solid Reputation With The Polka and Waltz Dance Crowd.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.

6:30 - 8:00 pm Kids Pictionary and Games - Age Appropriate Games For Younger Children Under The Art Tent.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By Tools To Teach.

8:00 pm Main Stage Concert:  B2wins Band - Brazilian Twin Brothers From The Slums Of Rio De Janeiro Who Got Their Start Playing Classical Music On Violins Their Father Hand-Made.  Everyone From Jazz Junkies, And Reggae Lovers, To Classical Aficionados And Hip Hop Heads Will All Love This Performance!  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.

Thursday July 11,2019:
9:00 am Alpine Country Breakfast - Delicious Biscuits And Gravy Starts Your Day Out Right!  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin Under The Pavilion.  Sponsored And Served By Big Boy And Community Financial Credit Union. 

9:30 am Diaper Derby - Watch These Speedy Babies Crawl To Their Parents!  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin Under The Pavilion.  Hosted By The Gaylord Community Schools.

10:00 - 11 am Yoga Meets Sound - A Fusion Of Yoga Practice With Sound Therapy.  amy Bowman And Kayla Jo Cross Bring A Unique Experience To Soothe The Senses And The Body Using Chakra Balancing Poses And Ancient Frequencies Of Sound Healing. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin. Sponsored By Yoga-45 And Holistic Spa.

10:00 am - 1 pm Bubble Art Demonstration - Join Your Friends From Studio 45 To Create Your Own Bubble Art Card.  Free With Alpenfest Pin In The Small Tent Located Beside The Art Tent.  Sponsored By Crossroads Industries.

10:30 am Jump Rope Contest - Test Your Endurance!  Prizes Awarded, All Ages Welcome, Free With Your Alpenfest Pin In Main Stage Seating Area.  Pizza Sponsored By Jet’s Pizza And Hosted By The Gaylord Community Schools.

11:00 am Pizza Eating Contest - Bring Your Appetite To The Pavilion Stage.  There Will Be Age Divisions And Prizes.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin. Sponsored By Adam Korson From Farm Bureau - Korson Agency.

11:15 - 11:45 pm Sing Along - Spark Your Love For Singing And Join Sandra Kennedy For A 30 Minute Interactive Sing Along. Great For All Ages!  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By Sandra Kennedy.

11:00 - 1:30 pm Luncheon - Sloppy Joes, Hot Fudge Sundaes, Pies And Beverages At The First United Methodist Chuch, Second St. And Center Ave. $2.50 For Sloppy Joe Plate.  Additional Charge For Desserts And Beverages.

12:00 pm Stilt Walking Contest - Accept The Challenge, It’s A Tall Order!  Prizes Awarded, All Ages Welcome, Free With Your Alpenfest Pin On The West Side Of Courthouse Lawn. Hosted By The Gaylord Community Schools.

12:00 - 2:00 pm Main Stage Theatre: Mama Mia - Thunder Bay Theatre Is A Year-Round Non-Profit Theatre Committed To Providing Consistent, High-Quality Productions And Educational Opportunities Utilizing A Professional Core Company, Augmented With Community Talent.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.

12:00 - 1:00 pm Tommy Tropic Juggling Class - Join Tommy And The Claude Shannon Juggling Club Under The Art Tent For Lessons On The Art Of Juggling And A Chance To Participate In The Grand Parade.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.

12:00 - 5:00 pm Rosco The Clown and Tommy Tropic - Look For These Alpenfest Favorites Under The Pavilion To Entertain You With Balloon Artistry, Juggling, And Lots Of Laughs.

1:30 - 2:30 pm Creative Writing Workshop - Five Fun, Creative Writing Activities That Involve Feedback And Collaboration To Encourage Creativity, Reflection, And Self-Expression.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By Francis Eugenia Collazo From The Gaylord Herald Times.

3:00 - 5:00 pm Watercolor Painting On The Strasse With Stephanie - A 2 Hour Paint Session In The Art Tent Designed For Any Experience Level.  Enjoy Step-By-Step Instruction And Leave With Your Unique Creation And A New Found Talent!  Cost Is $10 Per Class.  Sponsored By Stephanie Mcnamara.

4:00 - 6:00 pm Alpenfest Stone Throw - Who’s The Strongest Man And Woman On The Strasse?  Prizes Awarded, Free With Your Alpenfest Pin, On The Corner Of First and Court Streets.  Sponsored By Powerhouse Gym, Loshaw Crane, Rock 105.1, And Petoskey Granite and Stone.

5:00 pm Pavilion Stage Concert: Big Daddy Lackowski And The La Dee Da’s - Hailing From Washington, Mi And Performing Mainly In The Detroit Area, Marshall Lackowski And His Band Have Been Celebrating Polka Music For Over 60 Years!  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.

5:30 pm Ice Cream Social - Banana Splits Free With Your Alpenfest Pin Under The Pavilion.  Ice Cream and Toppings Are Sponsored By Ashby’s, Alpine Chocolate Haus, And Served By Crossroads. 

5:30 - 6:30 pm Drum Circle -  Make Music Under The Art Tent With Tim Hawthorne.  Beginners Learn Simple Beats And How To Keep Rhythm.  Experienced Drummers Enhance The Circle With Your Skills.  Bring Your Drum If You Have One, There Will Be Some Available If You Don’t. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin. Sponsored By Galactic Sherpas.

7:00 - 8:00 pm 3-D Digital Art Fundamentals - Learn The Fundamentals Of Digital Design Using Art Programs On Your Tablet.  Please Bring A Tablet With A Pre Downloaded Art/Drawing App Under The Art Tent.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By Valhla.

8:00 pm Main Stage Concert: Your Generation In Concert -  A Live Multimedia Spectacular Celebrating 5 Decades Of Pop, Rock, Dance, And RandB Hits Playing Music As Diverse As Its Audience.  Join Us As We Rock Your World!  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.

Friday July 12,2019:
8:30 - 9:30 am Family Yoga - Learn Fun Partner/Group Poses And Yoga Games Involving The Entire Family While Incorporating Breath Work And Body Awareness With Erin Mann.  Sponsored By Yoga-45.

9:00 am Pfannekuchen Und Wuerstchen - Start Your Morning Off Right With A Pancake And Sausage Breakfast Free With Your Alpenfest Pin Under The Pavilion.  Breakfast Is Sponsored By Family Fare And Served By The Gaylord Community Schools.

10:00 am - 1 pm Bubble Art Demonstration - Join Your Friends From Studio 45 To Create Your Own Bubble Art Card.  Free With Alpenfest Pin In The Small Tent Located Beside The Art Tent.  Sponsored By Crossroads Industries.

10:00 - 11:30 am Plantable Paper Making Workshop - Learn How To Make Biodegradable Eco-Paper That Is Embedded With Seeds.  When The Paper Is Planted, The Seeds Grow, And The Paper Composts Away With No Waste. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By Crossroads Industries.

10:00 am “Ugly Dog” Contest - Who’s The Most Pathetic Pooch?  Bring Your Homely Hound To This Event And Let The Judges Decide.  Registration And Contest Under The Pavilion.  Prizes Awarded, Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Dogs Must Be On A Leash!  Sponsored By Hall Veterinary Clinic.

11:00 am Pet Parade - Make Your Pet The Star Of The Strasse At The Pet Parade.  Registration And Parade Starting Place Is Under The Pavilion.  Prizes Awarded Afterwards For “Best Dressed Pets”.  Dogs Must Be On A Leash!  Sponsored By Pet Supplies Plus.

12:00 - 2:00 pm Alpenfest Idol Tryouts - Gaylord’s Own Version Of “american Idol”.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin On The Main Stage.  Hosted By Gaylord Community Productions.

12:00 - 1:00 pm Tommy Tropic Juggling Class - Join Tommy And The Claude Shannon Juggling Club Under The Art Tent For Lessons On The Art Of Juggling And A Chance To Participate In The Grand Parade.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.

12:00 - 5:00 pm Rosco The Clown and Tommy Tropic - Look For These Alpenfest Favorites Under The Pavilion To Entertain You With Balloon Artistry, Juggling, And Lots Of Laughs.

2:00 pm Swiss Stone Spitting - Prizes Awarded, Free With Your Alpenfest Pin In Front Of The Pavilion Stage.  Hosted By The Gaylord Community Schools.

3:00 pm Pie Eating Contest - Prizes Awarded, Free With Your Alpenfest Pin In Front Of The Pavilion Stage.  Hosted By The Gaylord Community Schools.

3:00 - 5:00 pm Watercolor Painting On The Strasse With Stephanie - A 2 Hour Paint Session In The Art Tent Designed For Any Experience Level.  Enjoy Step-By-Step Instruction And Leave With Your Unique Creation And A New Found Talent!  Cost Is $10 Per Class.  Sponsored By Stephanie Mcnamara.

4:00 pm La Promenade Des Biscuits - Join Us For Gaylord’s Version Of A Cake Walk! Free With Your Alpenfest Pin On The Pavilion Stage. Sponsored By The Girl Scouts Of Otsego County.

5:00 - 7:00 pm Alpenfest Run Registration and Packet Pickup - Please Go To The Otsego County Community Center Located At 315 S Center Avenue.  Early Registration On Our Website Www.Gaylordalpenfest.Com.

5:30 - 7:30 pm Crafts With Jen - Create Your Own Twine And Board Craft With Step By Step Instruction From Jen Thompson Designed For All Ages.  Cost Is $10 Per Class.  Sponsored By That One Place.

6:00 pm Alpenfest Queens’ Pageant - Our Finest Young Ladies Compete For The Coveted Crown And The Honor Of Representing Gaylord In The Coming Year!  Live On The Main Stage. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin. Sponsored By Go North Properties.

8:00 pm Main Stage Concert:  Country Legends Garth Brooks And Toby Keith Tribute - Both Entertainers Look And Sound So Much Like The Real Artists You’ll Forget You’re Watching A Tribute Act.  Their Music Crosses All Barriers Resulting In A Giant Sing Along Of Well-Known Anthems. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.

Saturday July 13,2019:
8:00 am 43rd Annual Alpenfest Run - All Races Begin And End Under The Pavilion.  Awards For Top Finishers In Each Age Division Following The Race.  Sponsored By Johnson Oil, Munson Healthcare Omh, Dan Smith, Oliver Chiropractic, And Gaylord Eye Care.

8:15 am 1 Mile Fun Run

8:45 am 10k Run

9:00 am 5k Run And Walk

10:00 - 11:00 am Post Run Stretch Yoga - amy Mertz Will Guide The Class In A Hip Opener Yoga Class To Help Restore And Relax The Body After The Alpenfest Morning Run. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By Yoga-45.

10:00 am Classic Car And Truck Show Registration - Follow Signs To Enter From Otsego Ave Onto 2nd St.  No Cars Permitted Before 10:00am.  Cars Entering The Parade Will Proceed To The Staging Area At The Eagle’s Hall (515 S. Wisconsin) At 11:00am. Sponsored By Bill Marsh Ford.

12:00 pm Gaylord Alpenfest Art Van Grand Parade - The Pageantry Of Gaylord’s Premier Parade Unfolds Down Main St. And Otsego Ave. Map Of Route Included On This Page.

1:00 pm Pavilion Stage Concert: Petoskey Steel Drum Band - Established In 1997 Under The Direction Of Barry Bennett, This Local Band Has Played At Disney, In Hawaii, Norwegian Cruise Ship, Mardi Gras And Routinely Performs Over 30 Concerts A Year. 

1:00 - 4:00 pm  Classic Car And Truck Show - Take A Walk Down Memory Lane Beginning At Court And First St. And Check Out Some Fantastic Vintage, Hot Rods, Cruisers, Trucks, And More.  Judging At 2pm And Awards At 4pm.  Register Online At Www.Gaylordalpenfest.Com  Sponsored By Bill Marsh Ford.

1:00 - 5:00 pm Rosco The Clown - Offering Balloon Artistry, Magic And More On The Alpenstrasse All Afternoon.

1:30 - 3:30 pm Kids Craft Stations -  Meet Under The Art Tent To Make Paper Plate Dream Catchers, Friendship Bracelets, Slime And Playdough. Sponsored By Joyce Merrick And Friends.

2:30 - 4:30 pm Alenfest Idol Finals - Be Entertained By Local Talent Performing On The Pavilion Stage.  Hosted By Gaylord Community Productions.

3:00 pm Strudel On The Strasse - Strut Your Stuff Down To The Alpenstrasse For A Slice Of Strudel While It Lasts.  Free With Your Alpenfest Pin Under The Pavilion.  Strudel Provided By Family Fare And Served By The Gaylord Community Schools Teachers And Gea.

4:00 - 5:00 pm Martial Arts - This Introduction To Karate And Tang Soo Do Is Great For All Ages.  Learn Basic Defensive Techniques, Mental Dexterity, Discipline And Positive Attitude By Zack Burns. Free With Your Alpenfest Pin.  Sponsored By New World Karate.

5:00 - 7:00 pm Paint Class With Jen - Step By Step 2 Hour Wooden Board Painting Designed For All Ages In The Art Tent.  Cost Is $10 Per Class.  Sponsored By That One Thing.

7:00 pm Main Stage Concert: Atomic Radio - Close Out The 55th Annual Alpenfest With Detroit’s Premier Cover Band.  Atomic Radio Is The Ultimate Nonstop Dance Party Performing The Latest Chart Stopping Hits Of Today And Yesterday’s Pop, Rock, And Hip Hop.

Date: Jul 9-13,2019

Location: Downtown Gaylord, Main Street and Court Street, Gaylord, MI 49734

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